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Clay prosecutor to strike judge from DWI test refusal cases

June 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD — Clay County’s top prosecutor may ask for a judge to be removed from future criminal cases in which a driver is accused of refusing a blood alcohol test.

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Judge OKs BP’s $4B oil spill criminal settlement

January 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

NEW ORLEANS A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company’s role in the 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Continue Reading

Runaway debris illegal in Stark Co.

January 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Is your neighbor’s runaway debris blowing into your yard and you’re sick of it? It might be a case for the State’s Attorney Office, and the offender can face up to a Class B misdemeanor punishable with up to 30 days in prison or a $1,000 fine. Continue Reading

Laws on use of deadly force in home depend on state; Legal standard for self-defense in Minnesota higher than in North Dakota

November 29, 2012 in EOT Focus

MOORHEAD Minnesota law and court precedent have established an objective standard for when the use of deadly force is justified as self-defense, said Clay County Attorney Brian Melton. Continue Reading

Dassel, Minn., man held on child porn, sex charges

October 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD A 23-year-old Dassel man is in the Meeker County Jail awaiting his first court appearance on criminal sexual conduct, use of a minor in sexual performance and child pornography possession charges. Continue Reading

Robison gets 13 years in prison on local charge

September 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Christopher Shawn Robison, 37, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison, plus a 10-year conditional release period, on a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for sexual contact with a now 4-year-old child in July 2011.
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Man pleads to sex charge for molesting girls

September 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Jesus Cisneros Trevino, 63, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for sexual contact with two young girls.
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Victim’s family among supporters seeking new trial for Montevideo, Minn., man convicted of sex crime; they say girl is not credible witness

August 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GRANITE FALLS Supporters of Steven Jon Lynn Horton, 22, of Montevideo, held picket signs Tuesday outside the Yellow Medicine County courthouse in Granite Falls to protest his recent convictions on first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. Continue Reading

Willmar, Minn., man gets 36 years in prison for year-long sexual abuse of young girl

July 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Andres Sylvester Rasmussen, 22, of Willmar, was sentenced this afternoon to 36 years in prison, plus a lifetime of conditional release, and a total of $3,000 in fines on three felony charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for repeated sexual contact with a young girl. Continue Reading

Rasmussen sentencing is today, judge will set length of prison sentence in sex case

July 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Andres Sylvester Rasmussen, 22, of Willmar, will be sentenced to prison this afternoon in Kandiyohi County District Court for having a year-long sexual relationship with a young girl. Continue Reading